Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for locum

someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession

References in periodicals archive ?
The amount forked out by NHS Lothian is believed to be one of the highest ever payments to a locum doctor.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has spent more than PS19m on agency and locum workers during the past two years.
Summary: Some locum surgeons are working beyond their expertise, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.
The company surveyed 626 locum tenens physicians and 105 groups that use temporary physicians, via e-mail in 2010.
This month, German locum Dr Daniel Ubani, 67, was struck off the medical register in the UK for killing David Gray, 70, of Manea, Cambridgeshire, with an overdose of painkillers in 2008.
2 million more a year for locums than it would for permanent staff, but refuses to fund more permanent senior specialists.
Victoria has worked as a locum consultant paediatrician at St Thomas' since Christmas and was very well liked and respected by all her colleagues.
The surprise present from the medical consultant even shocked the Bethesda Nursing Home Trust on the Isle of Lewis - it had had no previous contact with the locum.
Advanstar said "LocumLife" will enable advertisers to communicate directly with physicians who may be interested in accepting a locum tenens assignment.
Even at that we would still be out of pocket but we'd be getting close to what it costs us to get a locum for the day.
Professional medical bodies are increasingly concerned about the employment of locum consultants and NHS trusts have been advised that the long-term appointment of them is unsatisfactory.
The following additional sources of information on locum tenens as a staffing stratogy were obtained through a computerized search of databases.
Following Professor Marcus Longley's report into NHS workforce and the Welsh Government's cabinet papers stating that 'the current provision is more expensive to run', I would say that the case for a NHS locum doctor bank is now even stronger.
It's testament to a system that makes locum recruitment so much easier.
17m on locum - or relief - and agency health workers in 2013, compared to PS380,000 spent on the same unit four years earlier.